Executive Team

Team Profile

David Rottmayer
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. David Rottmayer is the Chief Executive Officer for Surfline Communications Limited. He brings over 39 years of telecommunications and Executive experience. In partnership with the Surfline Board of Directors, he will ensure the accomplishment of the company’s vision, mission, and commercial goals, as well as the company’s relevance to the community.

Mr. David Rottmayer is the Chief Executive Officer for Surfline Communications Limited.  He brings over 39 years of telecommunications and Executive experience.  In partnership with the Surfline Board of Directors, he will ensure the accomplishment of the company’s vision, mission, and commercial goals, as well as the company’s relevance to the community.  He has full responsibility for the day-to-day operations for Surfline.  

Prior to joining Surfline, he was the Director of Operations for the Ericsson Google Fiber Program.  Prior to Ericsson, he was the Owner of Unicorn Communications – a turnkey EPC telecommunications company.   In this capacity, he built and operated five greenfield telecommunications companies around the globe.  

He has performed work and lived in various locations around the world, inclusive of West Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Caribbean, as well as the United States.

He has conducted Managerial, Engineering, and Technician telecommunications training in various locations worldwide.   He is a published author on various telecommunications topics.

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Jacob Plange-Rhule
HR & Admin Director

Mr. Jacob Plange-Rhule is the Director of HR & Administration Department of Surfline Communications Limited. He also has oversight management responsibility on the Health, Safety Security and Environment Unit.

Mr. Jacob Plange-Rhule is the Director of HR & Administration Department of Surfline Communications Limited. He also has oversight management responsibility on the Health, Safety, Security and Environment Unit.

He has over 11 years of work experience from over twelve (12) organizations having worked in various strategic management roles such as; Business Operations Manager -Planmor Company Limited, Managing & Associate Partner- Asare Odometa Plantations Limited, Managing Partner-SW Logistics, Ag. Greater Accra Regional Sales Manager- Kasapa Telecom, Head: Human Resources/ Ag. Executive Business Operations – Expresso Telecom,  HR Consultant - KESAL Company Limited, HR & Operations Director - Chafal Company Limited, and  Executive Director of Dabreau Research Limited.

Mr. Plange-Rhule is a product of the University of Ghana; Legon, Australian Institute of Business, and Achimota School with numerous certifications in Human Resources Management; Strategic Management, Project Management, Actuarial/Statistics, Strategic Marketing, Customer Care & Investment Portfolio Advisory. He is currently a processed PhD candidate in International Business.

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Mark Anthony Made
Legal and Regulatory Affairs Director

Mr. Mark Anthony Made is the director for Legal and Regulatory Affairs. He has oversight on all legal and regulatory/government dependencies for the business.

Mr. Mark Anthony Made is the Director for Legal and Regulatory Affairs of Surfline Communications Limited. He has oversight on all legal and regulatory/government dependencies for the business.

Mark is a Solicitor and a Barrister at Law who joined the business with a wealth of experience in Finance, Government and Telecommunications.

Prior to joining Surfline, he was Head of Legal and Regulatory at Helios Towers Ghana Limited, where he was responsible for facilitating land acquisitions for tower erections, ensuring legal and regulatory compliances as required, litigations and management of internal staff legal dependencies. He also worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he held two crucial positions as the Ag. Head, Legal and Enforcement and then Counsel/Board Secretary. In these capacities, he managed and supervised the Legal and Enforcement department in providing general legal advice, served as board secretary and played a pivotal role in the amendment of the Securities Industry Law, PNDL 333. He also acted as Legal Counsel for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, where he processed all Cabinet and Parliamentary approvals of government loans. In collaboration with the Attorney General’s department, he handled litigation cases and provided key legal inputs for private sector reforms and financial institutions.

Mark also worked with the Ghana Commercial Bank and Law Trust as Legal Officer and Associate Practitioner respectively.

Mark holds a Master of Law degree from Erasmus University in Netherlands, a post-graduate Certificate in Corporate and Investment Law from London Guidhall University.

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Eric Akwei
Network Planning Director

Mr. Eric Akwei is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

Mr. Eric Akwei is currently the Head of Design and Planning for Surfline Communications Limited; bringing, over seven (7) years of experience in wireless systems, IP services and Packet-Switched technologies.

He manages two (2) functional units that are responsible for day-to-day activities associated with network rollout planning, enterprise project planning, network security, network mapping & HLD, traffic management, capacity planning and capacity management process, growth planning, technology Capex budgeting.

Prior to joining Surfline he was a packet-switched core network engineer with Glo Mobile Ghana with extensive onshore and offshore trainings in data networks.

He joined Surfline as a planning engineer to coordinate deployment of EPC equipment and integration to third-party Billing and provisioning systems. He was promoted to product and core-planning manager in charge of development of new product and services and subsequently, to Director of Network Planning.

Eric has multi-vendor experience and certifications in radio planning, IP/Transmission and core networks such as:

  • CCNA, CCNP (Routing & Switching)
  • Huawei Network Planning and Design (Hangzhou, China)
  • Alcatel-Lucent 9500 MPR 5.1 (Vimercate, Italy)
  • ALU 9400 LTE & EPC
  • Huawei IP MEN & NE Series
  • Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS

Eric is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.  Additionally, he has extensive onshore and offshore trainings in data networks.

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